The Fool (2014)
aka Durak
First screened in October 2014
Director: Yuri Bykov. Cast: Artyom Bystrov, Darya Moroz, Aleksandr Korshunov, Olga Samoshina, Natalya Surkova, Maksim Pinsker, Pyotr Barancheev, Sergey Artsybashev, Nikolay Butenin, Timur Kurbengaleev. Screenplay: Yuri Bykov.

Twitter Capsule: Russian political corruption as a towering inferno? Prosaic tendencies. Untouched by feminism. But meaty argument.

VOR:   Not as stylistically prepossessing or elegantly scripted as last year's A Long and Happy Life but still a worthy, gutsy addition to a recent of Russian self-critique.

Photo © 2014 Rock Film Studio

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B

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